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  • Frankfurt attempts to charm banks away from London

    08/24/2016 12:43:44 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies ^ | 24 Aug 2016 08:54 GMT+02:00 | AFP
    The marketing team of Frankfurt never expected its English-language dummy website to attract new businesses would actually go live after Britain’s European Union referendum. “We hadn’t really assumed that we would need the site at all,” spokeswoman Michaela Kahle told AFP, as the team thought Britons would surely vote “Remain”. But as it turned out, the Welcome to FrankfurtRheinMain site was not only put to good use, but has become a hit, with 27,000 views since Britain stunned the world by deciding to leave the bloc. Quickly recovering from the shock, Kahle and her colleagues kicked into action, fielding inquiries...
  • UK prisons: Staff afraid to stand up to jihadis for fear of being labeled “racist”

    08/22/2016 11:25:15 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 4 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | AUGUST 22, 2016 | CHRISTINE WILLIAMS
    Wardens in prisons in the UK (and throughout the West) are failing “to stop jihadi poison spreading in jails: Staff face being labelled racist if they stand up to hate preachers.” Calling out jihadist doctrine renders one a so-called “islamophobe,” and this label — intended to browbeat the infidel — must be fully resisted. UK prisons today show why: this label is enabling jihad activity. In America, it’s no different, as federal prisons are described by experts as “breeding grounds” for terrorists. The implications are severe…. “Prisons have long been criticized for a culture that can make some inmates more...
  • April 2006 Message from Dan (a long war between Islam and the West)

    08/22/2016 7:36:23 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 22 replies ^ | April 2006 | Dan Simmons
    Greetings Readers, Friends, and Other Visitors: The Time Traveler appeared suddenly in my study on New Year’s Eve, 2004. He was a stolid, grizzled man in a gray tunic and looked to be in his late-sixties or older. He also appeared to be the veteran of wars or of some terrible accident since he had livid scars on his face and neck and hands, some even visible in his scalp beneath a fuzz of gray hair cropped short in a military cut. One eye was covered by a black eyepatch. Before I could finish dialing 911 he announced in a...
  • NHS crisis plan to cancel operations and appointments as winter draws in

    08/22/2016 7:15:17 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 8/22/16 | Laura Donnelly and Henry Bodkin
    Hospitals are to cancel thousands of operations and appointments in a desperate bid to stop the NHS "buckling" this winter, under Government plans. Health officials are drawing up contingency measures to attempt to safeguard emergency care by diverting senior doctors from operating theatres into wards and Accident & Emergency departments as winter sets in. The national plan, detailed in evidence to the Commons health select committee, comes amid concern that the NHS is already in the grip of the worst bed-blocking crisis on record. Last night, Britain’s most senior A&E doctor said hospitals were under such strain that a bad...
  • Why Parliament has a duty to keep us in the EU

    08/22/2016 7:07:29 AM PDT · by SteveH · 14 replies
    Now We Know ^ | 8/9/2016 | AC Gayling
    Philosopher AC Grayling explains why he won’t stop restating the arguments until the folly of Brexit is reversed There are five fundamental points that have to be repeated without cease until the folly of Brexit is reversed and the United Kingdom’s membership of the European Union is reaffirmed. Each one is obvious to Remainers, and has been clearly stated and restated already: but the point is to keep stating them all until everyone – but especially our Parliamentarians – is repeating them in their sleep. 1. Advisory referendum The referendum was not binding. It was held under the terms of...
  • England: This sceptic isle - Britain is unusually irreligious, and becoming more so.

    08/22/2016 1:50:56 AM PDT · by Cronos · 14 replies
    Economist ^ | 13 August 2016 | Economist
    THE final parish meeting of the Holy Trinity Church, in the centre of Bath, took place on a rainy day in February 2011. Anglo-Catholic congregations had worshipped here, under the hammer-beam roof and monuments to heroes of Napoleonic wars, for nigh on two centuries. Now a $52,000 bill for electrical repairs had succeeded where a German bomb had failed: the church was to close and it was time to wind up its affairs... Today the building is listed for sale on the Church of England website, offers invited. Last year the church reported a “sharp upturn” in such disposals. That...
  • Paddington derailment driver 'had fasted 16 hours'

    08/21/2016 6:15:00 AM PDT · by djsunzi · 21 replies
    BBC ^ | 19 August 2016 | Staff
    A driver on a Ramadan fast had not eaten for 16 hours before his train was derailed, a report has found. The crash, near Paddington Station, affected services for days. A Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB) report said it was "unable to determine" whether fasting and interruption to sleep was a factor in the crash. But the investigation recognised there was research showing fasting can affect people's concentration levels. The train, which was not carrying any passengers, was automatically derailed after passing a red signal at about 18:30 BST on 16 June.
  • Brexit Armageddon was a terrifying vision – but it simply hasn’t happened

    08/20/2016 5:04:12 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 10 replies
    Guardian UK ^ | 20 August 2016 | Larry Elliott
    Unemployment would rocket. Tumbleweed would billow through deserted high streets. Share prices would crash. The government would struggle to find buyers for UK bonds. Financial markets would be in meltdown. Britain would be plunged instantly into another deep recession. Remember all that? It was hard to avoid the doom and gloom, not just in the weeks leading up to the referendum, but in those immediately after it. Many of those who voted remain comforted themselves with the certain knowledge that those who had voted for Brexit would suffer a bad case of buyer’s remorse. It hasn’t worked out that way....
  • Europe's Last Chance (video)

    08/20/2016 9:35:15 AM PDT · by Eurotwit · 9 replies
    Pat Condell ^ | 8. aug. 2016 | Pat Condell
    We have a duty to put a stop to this madness, and we have the power.
  • Scottish leader reaches out to Germany in bid to stay in EU

    08/20/2016 2:59:37 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug. 10, 2016 3:30 AM EDT
    The head of the Scottish government has reached out to Germany, the European Union’s most populous member, as she tries to keep Scotland in the bloc — and is arguing that Scotland should be able to remain part of the EU without leaving the United Kingdom. Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon told German broadcaster ARD that “because we are in unprecedented circumstances, we should be prepared to think about unprecedented solutions. And that’s the spirit that I will have in any discussions.” The U.K. as a whole — which includes England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland — voted narrowly to...
  • BBC Says Opposing Shariah Law Is ‘Islamophobic’

    08/19/2016 9:14:40 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 46 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 19, 2016 | Raheem Kassam
    The British Broadcasting Service (BBC) – a public broadcaster funded by a “TV licence” fee forced on UK television owners – has declared that resistance to Shariah law is “Islamophobic”. According to a news clip, BBC online coverage, and the comments of its reporter Catrin Nye, a man called “Paul” approached a BBC film crew while recording an interview with Islam campaigner Ruqaiya Haris. Ms. Haris, a Muslim activist and student at the School of Oriental and African Studies, is told by Paul, “There’s no Sharia law here”. Her and Ms. Nye’s reactions to the statement made freely in...
  • London Youtube star Callum McSwiggan to appear before US court over fake assault claim

    08/18/2016 10:22:10 PM PDT · by BlackVeil · 5 replies
    Evening Standard ^ | 20 July 2016 | Jamie Mickelwaithe
    A London YouTube personality has been ordered to appear before a US court over claims he fabricated a hate crime. Callum McSwiggan, who has more than 63,000 subscribers on YouTube, posted a picture of himself in hospital on Instagram claiming he had been the victim of a hate crime after being attacked by three men near a Hollywood gay club. ...
  • Axe-wielding drug addict poured boiling water over girlfriend and beat her with hammer [tr]

    08/18/2016 2:54:35 PM PDT · by pabianice · 9 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 8/18/16 | Taylor
    Axe-wielding drug addict is jailed for 17 years for subjecting his pensioner lover to horrific three-day attack as he poured boiling water over her and beat her with a hammer David Cookson, from Birmingham, abused his girlfriend for two decades She said she 'thought she was going to die' in three-day attack in home Cookson also tried to hang her in one of the worst attacks police had seen Abuser is banned from ever contacting his 65-year-old partner again David Cookson, 47, above, tied up his 65-year-old girlfriend in a three day attack in which the victim feared for her...
  • London's Muslim Mayor Introduces the Thought Police

    08/18/2016 9:31:01 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 47 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | August 18, 2016 | Robert Spencer
    And demonstrates how the Left serves the Islamic supremacist agenda.London’s new Muslim mayor, Sadiq Khan, is allocating over two million dollars (£1,730,726) to an “online hate crime hub” enabling police to track and arrest “trolls” who “target…individuals and communities.” There can be no doubt, given the nature of the British political establishment today, which “trolls” these new Thought Police will be going after, and which “communities” will be protected from “hate speech.” “Islamophobia,” which David Horowitz and I termed “the thought crime of the totalitarian future,” is now going to bring down upon the hapless “trolls” the wrath of London’s...
  • London's Muslim Mayor Introduces The Thought Police

    08/18/2016 3:26:53 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 22 replies ^ | August 18, 2016 | Robert Spencer
    London’s new Muslim mayor, Sadiq Khan, is allocating over two million dollars (£1,730,726) to an “online hate crime hub” enabling police to track and arrest “trolls” who “target…individuals and communities.” There can be no doubt, given the nature of the British political establishment today, which “trolls” these new Thought Police will be going after, and which “communities” will be protected from “hate speech.” “Islamophobia,” which David Horowitz and I termed “the thought crime of the totalitarian future,” is now going to bring down upon the hapless “trolls” the wrath of London’s Metropolitan police force -- and this totalitarian new initiative...
  • Giant helium-filled airship Airlander takes off for 1st time

    08/17/2016 3:36:00 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 54 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 8/17/16 | Jill Lawless - AP
    LONDON (AP) — A blimp-shaped, helium-filled airship considered the world's largest aircraft flew for the first time Wednesday with a short but historic jaunt over an airfield in central England. Engines roaring, the 302-foot (92-meter) Airlander 10 rose slowly into the air from Cardington airfield, 45 miles (73 kilometers) north of London. A hybrid of blimp, helicopter and airplane, it can stay aloft for days at a time and has been nicknamed the "flying bum" because of its bulbous front end.
  • Drunk jobless mother-of-five is found guilty of twice urinating on a war memorial [tr]

    08/17/2016 11:50:58 AM PDT · by pabianice · 26 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 8/17/16 | Tonkin et al
    Drunk jobless mother-of-five is found guilty of urinating on a war memorial TWICE in three months including on the eve of the centenary of the Battle of the Somme Kelly Martin, 42, twice urinated on a war memorial in front of families She relieved herself in public at the monument in centre of Grays, Essex UK) Homeless Martin has denied two charges of outraging public decency A jobless mother-of-five has been found guilty of urinating on a war memorial twice in three months, including on the eve of the centenary of the Battle of the Somme. Shameless Kelly Martin, 42,...
  • How Brexit Will Affect Paris Global Warming Treaty

    08/17/2016 6:02:11 AM PDT · by george76 · 14 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | June 28, 2016 | Nicolas Loris
    The fate of the European Union’s global warming commitments negotiated as part of the Paris Protocol may be in jeopardy as result of Brexit. The U.S. on the other hand, should take a page out of the U.K.’s playbook and not only withdraw from the Paris agreement, but also withdraw participation from the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change altogether. ... countries made individual commitments to reduce carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions, largely centered on shifting away from affordable natural resources such as coal, oil, and natural gas, and toward more expensive, intermittent, subsidy-dependent renewables. ... The...
  • UK to Acquire New ASRAAM Variant for F-35B Fighters

    08/17/2016 1:51:15 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 6 replies
    AINonline ^ | August 16, 2016 | Bill Carey
    An F-35 fighter is shown with ASRAAM missiles. Britain will introduce the missile on F-35Bs in 2022. (Photo: Lockheed Martin) The UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) awarded manufacturer MBDA a £184 million ($240 million) contract to supply an updated version of its infrared-guided ASRAAM missile for British F-35B Lightning II fighters. ASRAAM (advanced short range air-to-air missile) will be the first British-designed missile to enter service on the F-35. ASRAAM is currently in service with Royal Air Force Typhoon and Tornado fighters and is being carried daily on missions over Iraq and Syria as part of the coalition campaign against...
  • Britain's most notorious hate preacher Anjem Choudary is finally facing jail after he is found [tr]

    08/16/2016 8:43:25 AM PDT · by C19fan · 11 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | August 16, 2016 | Richard Spillett, Duncan Gardham, and Lucy Crossley
    The UK's most notorious hate preacher finally faces jail after two decades of taunting authorities and peddling extremism on the streets of Britain. For years, Anjem Choudary has been the smug public face of radical Islam, organising street protests against British troops and espousing his poisonous views in TV interviews. But he was finally snared by police for inciting support for ISIS in a series of online lectures.
  • London Mayor To Set Up Police ‘Online Hate Crime Hub’ In ‘Partnership’ With Social Media Firms

    08/16/2016 6:54:05 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/16/2016 | Liam Deacon
    The office of London’s first Muslim mayor has secured millions of pounds to fund a police “online hate crime hub” to work in “partnership with social media providers” to criminalise “trolls” who “target… individuals and communities.”The London mayor’s office for policing and crime (Mopac) will spend £1,730,726 of taxpayer’s money policing speech online after applying for a huge grant from the Home Office Police Innovation Fund (PIF), it was announced in a statement.“The purpose of this programme is to strengthen the police and community response to this growing crime type” is was announced, and will “involv[e] a dedicated police team”...
  • Jeremy Corbyn called for ‘complete rehabilitation’ of Leon Trotsky in Parliament

    08/15/2016 3:30:20 PM PDT · by oblomov · 29 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 15 Aug 2016 | Ben Riley-Smith
    Jeremy Corbyn used his position in Parliament to call for the “complete rehabilitation” of Leon Trotsky, it has emerged despite dismissing concerns about hard-Left entryism as “nonsense”. In 1988, the Labour leader – then a backbencher – demanded the Marxist revolutionary and other communists have their achievements formally recognised by the Russian state. Mr Corbyn was one of a series of prominent left-wingers who put their name to an Early Day Motion, a form of parliamentary petition with no standing in law, which made the call. It came to light after parliamentary staff on Monday uncovered a paper record of...
  • Palin (no relation) Report: Same lies, different day 96 years ago.

    08/15/2016 4:10:38 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 1 replies
    ECF Database ^ | 12/4/1920 | Judge Palin
    SECRET. REPORT OF THE COURT OF INQUIRY CONVENED BY ORDER OF H.E. THE HIGH COMMISSIONER AND COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF, DATED THE 12TH DAY OF APRIL, 1920. INTRODUCTORY NOTE. The Mission entrusted to the Court was originally as follows:- "To record the evidence as to the circumstances which gave rise to the disturbances which took place at and near Jerusalem on the occasion of the Nebi Musa Pilgrimage on 4th April and following days." This mission was subsequently enlarged by the addition of the words (received by cable dated 22nd April 1920 from General Headquarters) "and as to the extent and causes of...
  • 10 brilliant sights that sum up the World Pipe Band Championships at Glasgow Green

    08/13/2016 4:04:15 PM PDT · by ConorMacNessa · 12 replies
    Glasgow Live ^ | 13 August 2016 | GILLIAN LONEY
    The pipes and drums have been calling all day - here's what you might have missed at Glasgow Green today. < There are lots of reasons to love Glasgow in August - but the return of the World Pipe Band Championships may just be the biggest. The Worlds took place at Glasgow Green yesterday and today, coinciding with Piping Live! and bringing bands from across Scotland, the UK and the rest of globe together.
  • British teenager who was killed in Syria after running off to join ISIS [t]

    08/13/2016 8:45:14 AM PDT · by bgill · 26 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | August 12, 2016 | Richard Spillette
    It emerged yesterday that Kadiza Sultana, who was one of three schoolgirls from east London who fled to Syria last year, has been killed, reportedly in an airstrike....Kadiza married an American IS fighter of Somali origin, who was killed while fighting the Russian-backed Syrian forces. Several months after arriving, the three girls were trained for 'special missions' - prompting fears they were to be used as suicide bombers....The Bethnal Green schoolgirls are among more than 800 Britons who have left the UK to join IS...It is thought that at least 250 have since returned. Some have faced prosecution on arrival...
  • British Army Challenger Tank Upgrade Elicits Strong Response

    08/12/2016 7:49:36 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 11 replies
    Forecast International ^ | August 11, 2016
    LONDON --- An initial assessment phase portion for the British Army Challenger main battle tank upgrade program has elicited response from multiple bidders. The British Army's fleet of 227 Challenger tanks are to be upgraded under a program expected to reach £624 million ($816 million). Under the latest U.K. Strategic Defense and Security Review (SDSR) published in November 2015, the Conservative government opted to extend the service life of the British Army's Challenger II main battle tank - which began entering service in 1998 - out by 10 years to 2035. With the deadline for submitting industry proposals to the...
  • New Sharia Police Patrol Forming In Hamburg

    08/12/2016 5:13:18 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 33 replies
    Breitbart London ^ | August 12, 2016 | Chris Tomlinson
    Islamic State and “Sharia Police” stickers have been seen on vehicles in Hamburg, and some fear that extremists may try and harass residents. However, police and security services have denied these reports. At least one witness has came forward claiming that she has seen Islamic State logos and sharia police slogans on a car in Hamburg. According to the woman, she saw a car at a traffic light populated by three women wearing the Islamic full-face veil, the hood of the car was described as having a large logo on it with a blue border which read: “Sharia Police”. Now...
  • Pictures appear to show British special forces on Syrian frontline

    08/12/2016 2:30:00 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 5 replies
    Guardian UK ^ | 09 August 2016 | Kareem Shaheen in Beirut and Ewen MacAskill
    Images published by BBC depict soldiers securing the perimeter of a rebel army base following an attack by Islamic State The first images of what appear to be British special forces operating on the ground in Syria have emerged, showing vehicles patrolling near the scene of an attack by Islamic State. The pictures were taken in June and were first published by the BBC. It is believed to be the first time British forces have been photographed operating inside Syria, where they are engaged in relatively small numbers in wide-ranging roles that include surveillance, advisory and combat. The images depict...
  • Pakistan: Man Murders Two Sisters for Choosing Their Own Husbands

    08/11/2016 6:55:53 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies
    National Security (Breitbart) ^ | August 10, 2016 | John Hayward
    Thirty-five-year-old Nasir Hussain, of Pakistan’s Punjab province, has been arrested for the double murders of his sisters, 22-year-old Kosar and 28-year-old Gulzar Bibi, in the latest “honor killing” case. Hussain shot his sisters because they married the men of their choice, for love. The murders were committed on July 29, just days after “a British woman of Pakistani origin was allegedly killed by her father and former husband for marrying her second husband against her parents’ wishes.” In another incident, a social media star was strangled by her brother after exposing an Islamic cleric’s violations of Sharia law, including sexual...
  • London jihadi bride schoolgirl, 17, who ran away to join ISIS with two friends 'has been killed by

    08/11/2016 12:22:55 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 82 replies ^ | 11 August 2016 | Keiligh Baker
    A British schoolgirl who fled the UK to join ISIS in Syria has been killed by an airstrike in Raqqa. Kadiza Sultana, 17, is thought to have died earlier this year after her home in the terror state's stronghold city was hit by a bomb believed to have been dropped by a Russian plane.
  • Firm suspends Heathrow airside security passes of 300 cleaners and caterers ...

    08/11/2016 7:47:31 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 10 replies
    daily mail ^ | 8/10 | spillett
    Three hundred employees at a company that supplies airline lounge services have had their airside security passes suspended after police arrested two women on suspicion of fraud at Heathrow airport. It is believed the two women arrested, who are aged 24 and 20, are workers at the airport. Airline services company Sodexo has suspended the passes as a 'precautionary measure', according to Sky News. Most of the affected staff are cleaners and caterers. Staff who work in the flight-side area of the London airport undergo rigorous security checks before they are given a pass to take them beyond passport control....
  • Islam's "Quiet Conquest" of Europe

    08/10/2016 2:52:57 PM PDT · by Lera · 29 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | 8/10/16 | Giulio Meotti
    "Islam is a French religion and the French language is a language of Islam." -- Tariq Ramadan. In 1989, Dalil Boubakeur, rector of the Grand Mosque of Paris, justified the persecution of Salman Rushdie by Ayatollah Khomeini. Last year, Boubakeur called for the conversion of churches into mosques. In Britain, mainstream Muslim organizations are dispensing "Islamic justice" through more than 85 sharia courts attached to mosques. Civil war in France is what the Islamic State is looking for: unleashing a blind repression so that the Muslim population will show solidarity with the revolutionary minority. Yet, there is still worse possible...
  • Trade with China won't save post-Brexit Britain

    08/10/2016 2:45:55 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 10 replies ^ | August 10, 2016 | Alanna Petroff
    Despite hopes that negotiating its own trade agreements would boost the U.K. economy, even the worlds' biggest countries won't serve as a magic trade bullet. For example, the U.K.'s trading relationship with China is much smaller than you'd expect. Signing a good trade deal won't be the transformative move that pro-Brexit supporters are expecting, according to a new report by the Institute for Fiscal Studies. Even if British exports to China grow by 10% annually over the next 15 years, this still won't come close to levels seen with Britain's top trading partners: the United States and the European Union....
  • UK: Man sentenced to slave labor for “grossly offensive” “anti-Muslim” remarks

    08/10/2016 9:09:20 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 27 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | AUGUST 10, 2016 | ROBERT SPENCER
    What did Stephen Bennett say? “Don’t come over to this country and treat it like your own. Britain first.” Other than that, all we get are vague characterizations of what he wrote, as apparently the Manchester Evening News doesn’t want to be hauled up on charges itself for reporting about what he said. So we hear instead that “one comment he made concerned Asian women, another was likely to be offensive to Muslims.” For that, he got “a 12-month community order, with 180 hours’ unpaid work.” Unpaid work is slave labor. For the crime of offending Muslims. It doesn’t appear,...
  • Oil Rig Washes up on Scottish Beach

    08/10/2016 7:28:57 AM PDT · by Rio · 9 replies
    ChemInfo ^ | 8/10/2016 | AP Staff
    Police are warning people to stay away from an oil rig that was blown onto a remote Scottish beach in a storm. The Transocean Winner drilling rig was being towed when it broke free of its tug and ran aground on the Isle of Lewis off Scotland's west coast on Monday.
  • Commentary: What the U.S. should learn from Britain’s dying navy

    08/10/2016 7:19:32 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 10 replies
    Reuters ^ | Aug 10, 2010 | DAVID AXE
    Britain used to boast the most powerful navy in the world. No more. That’s a serious problem for allies like the United States. Traditionally, Britain’s Royal Navy has been the U.S. Navy's closest partner. The two have fought together against most every foe. So any weakening of the Royal Navy also erodes Washington's naval power. Today, however, the Royal Navy is a shadow of its former self. Government budgeteers have repeatedly, and excessively, cut the numbers of its ships, planes and manpower. It can barely patrol the United Kingdom’s own waters, much less project British influence abroad. Though London officials...
  • 'I just want to be treated like everyone else'-meet the Blackburn vampire who sleeps in a coffin and

    08/09/2016 2:20:15 PM PDT · by plain talk · 36 replies
    Lancashire Telegraph ^ | August 9, 2016
    Title: 'I just want to be treated like everyone else' - meet the Blackburn vampire who sleeps in a coffin and drinks blood A MAN who lives as a vampire has said he ‘just wants to be treated like everyone else’. Darkness Vlad Tepes, who said he had been living as a vampire for 13 years, sleeps in a custom made-to-measure coffin. He said he had also drunk cow and pig’s blood, as well as a human blood substitute. Darkness said until recently he had very few problems from other people. However this changed when he went for a drink...
  • Russia's Putin, Britain's May agree to meet to try to thaw frosty ties

    08/10/2016 2:45:22 AM PDT · by blueplum · 8 replies
    Reuters ^ | 09 August 2016 5:56pm EDT | Alexander Winning, Andrew Osborn, Kylie MacLellan
    Russian President Vladimir Putin and British Prime Minister Theresa May spoke by phone on Tuesday and agreed to meet "in the near future" to try to improve poor relations between Moscow and London, the Kremlin said in a statement. Both leaders are due to attend a G20 summit in China early next month, giving them an opportunity to meet for the first time since May became prime minister in July. Relations between Russia and Britain are strained by differences over Ukraine and Syria as well as by what London says is a sharp increase in flights by long-range Russian bombers...

    08/09/2016 3:23:23 PM PDT · by Lera · 23 replies
    Jerusalem Journal ^ | August 9, 2016
    Eighty thousand dollars of aid donated to World Vision by the United Kingdom, which was intended to help the civilians of Gaza, build badly-needed infrastructure, and provide food and medical care to those in need, was instead invested in building a Hamas military base and pocketed by the terrorists who constructed it. "In this compound we have identified surveillance and observation capabilities facing north, towards Israel." IDF Spokesperson Lt. Col. Peter Lerner said. "I can also tell you that in June 2015 we targeted components within the compound following a rocket attack against Israel." The active Hamas military base, codenamed...
  • UKIP's Lisa Duffy calls for partial ban on full-face veil

    08/09/2016 8:50:17 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    BBC News ^ | 8 August 2016
    Islamic full-face veils should be banned in shopping centers, public buildings and on public transport, UKIP leadership hopeful Lisa Duffy has said. She said she did not want a general law banning the veil, but there were some places it should not be allowed. The councillor — one of six vying for leader — also said she would close Islamic schools and ban Sharia courts. Meanwhile, MEP candidate Bill Etheridge warned against focusing solely on Islam as it “makes us look small-minded”. …
  • ISIS ‘Mother of Jihad’ jailed for 15 years…then released after just FOUR MONTHS

    08/09/2016 6:08:24 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 6 replies
    Express ^ | 08/07/16 | Vincent Wood
    A FEMALE jihadi nicknamed the “Muse of ISIS” has been released after serving just four months of a 15-year sentence, due to a technicality. Fatima Aberkan, 55, was convicted of terrorism charges after being linked to Islamic State recruiters and taking her two teenage daughters to Syria. Two of her sons meanwhile have been a part of terror groups in the region for some time now. But her lawyer filed an appeal on the grounds that the court had not come up with an appeal date. Officials were then left with no choice but to release the convicted jihadi and...
  • UK Man Sentenced For ‘Offending’ Muslims On Police Facebook Page

    08/09/2016 6:03:21 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 18 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/09/16 | Raheem Kassam
    A man from Manchester in the United Kingdom has been sentenced to 180 hours unpaid work and a 12-month community order after posting comments that were said to be “grossly offensive” towards Muslims. Stephen Bennett, 39, reportedly took to the Greater Manchester Police’s Facebook page to post comments “concerning an Asian woman” as well as another which was “likely to be offensive to Muslims”. While the Greater Manchester Police refused to disclose the details of the case to Breitbart London, he is said to have also written: “Don’t come over to this country and treat it like your own. Britain...
  • Cut-off. Surrounded. Outnumbered. Just 88 British soldiers resigned to defeat after fighting off 500

    08/06/2016 2:59:12 PM PDT · by GilGil · 113 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 8/6/2016 | Nigel Blundell
    Outgunned, outmanoeuvred, hopelessly outnumbered and besieged in the Afghan desert, a small band of British soldiers chose to save a final bullet for themselves rather than fall into Taliban hands. For nearly two months, the 88 men of Easy Company – a mix of Paratroopers and the Royal Irish – had faced the overwhelming force and firepower of up to 500 Taliban determined to over-run the remote Helmand outpost of Musa Qala.
  • MPs face six-year Sharia booze ban: Parliament to move to Islamic-owned...[trunc]

    08/06/2016 1:36:29 PM PDT · by Moltke · 27 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 6 August 2016 | Rory Tingle
    Department of Health building is governed by the body of Islamic law The lease was transferred to finance an Islamic bond scheme in 2014 MPs face a six-year drinking ban after a committee decided they will move to an office block operating under Islamic laws while the Palace of Westminster is refurbished. Their new home, Richmond House in Whitehall, was transferred to finance an Islamic bond scheme in 2014. Richmond House is one of three Whitehall buildings that were transferred to the £200million Islamic bond scheme, which switched their ownership from British taxpayers to wealthy Middle Eastern businessmen and banks....
  • Panic as 'people injured' after massive explosion in Glasgow restaurant

    08/06/2016 6:16:05 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 40 replies
    Daily Star ^ | Aug. 6, 2016 | Joshua Nevett
    The blast is thought to have happened near the junction of Benalder Street and Dumbarton Road in West Glasgow. Emergency crews raced to the scene moments after the explosion is said to have partially destroyed a building. One of the walls of the La Riviera Italian restaurant's kitchen has been reduced to rubble, and properties nearby have also been damaged. Pictures shared by eye-witnesses show bricks from the building strewn across the road. Firefighters are reportedly using machinery to pull down the remains of the wall.
  • Julian Assange will to Green Party via Live Feed

    Julian Assange, the founder of Wikileaks, the organization that recently posted thousands of the Democratic Party's internal emails online, will speak via live stream at the Green Party national convention, party officials announced Friday. Assange is scheduled to speak at 11:45 a.m. Saturday over a live stream from the Embassy of Ecuador in London. He will speak on the third day of the progressive party's national convention at the University of Houston, before the party nominates its 2016 presidential nominee, widely expected to be Jill Stein. Assange is expected to be interviewed by 2004 Green Party presidential nominee David Cobb,...
  • In pictures: Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo opening night

    08/05/2016 5:31:24 PM PDT · by ConorMacNessa · 29 replies
    STVNews ^ | 5 August 2016 | Laura Piper
    The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo has once again returned to the city with an explosive performance from the castle esplanade. The Tattoo, now in its 66th year, got under way last night for its first audience preview with a spectacular mix of dancers, drumming and no shortage of bagpipes. A world famous event, which hosts more than 220,000 spectators during its run, the Tattoo is watched by an estimated 100 million people on television each year. Performers from almost 50 countries have taken part in the show and this year is no different, with the King's Guard of Norway a...
  • Syrian Prof: Arabs Migrate for ‘Sluts’ and Welfare, Attack When They Don’t Get It

    08/05/2016 12:06:11 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 38 replies
    Breitbart ^ | aug 5th 2016 | Virginia Hale
    A Syrian professor has asserted that Arab migrants see “slut” German women as fair game for assault and warned that the country is set to see “big social conflicts” as a result of Angela Merkel and EU open border policies. Prof. Bassam Tibi said that the mass sex attacks in Cologne were a result of the migrants’ “value system”: furious at not being given a luxury lifestyle, they intended to “humiliate” Germans. Interviewed by Basler Zeitung, Professor Tibi said that migrants were expecting to be given a luxury lifestyle, one comparable to portrayals of rich Europeans shown in the Arab...
  • Clash of Cultures (The West's Reckoning)

    08/05/2016 9:58:51 AM PDT · by OddLane · 8 replies
    American Rattlesnake ^ | August 5 2016 | Gerard Perry
    One of the more arresting scenes in Ayaan Hirsi Ali’s memoir takes place when she visits her dying father in a London hospital. A man that despised the West, who tried to force his daughter into an arranged marriage which would have enslaved her to purdah for the rest of her natural life, yet exploited its generosity and technological prowess in order to prolong his existence, the dialogue between father and daughter vividly illustrates the problem of Muslim integration. An even starker, more immediate contrast between these two irreconcilable civilizations occurred earlier in that chapter, when Ayaan was walking towards...
  • UK Govt: Top Muslim Brotherhood Islamists Can Get Asylum In Britain

    08/05/2016 9:01:34 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 11 replies ^ | August 5, 2016 | Raheen Kassam
    Shocking advice from Britain’s Home Office has said that high-profile Islamist operatives may be eligible for asylum in the United Kingdom given the group is now “persecuted” in opposition in Egypt. In new guidance published this week, The Independent Advisory Group on Country Information within the Home Office discussed “fear of persecution or serious harm by the state because of the person’s actual or perceived involvement with the Muslim Brotherhood (MB)”, stating that “MB leaders and supporters have faced a prolonged crackdown by President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi’s regime following the ousting of President Mohamed Morsi in July 2013 and the...